Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tofurky Italian Sausage

Verdict: Yummy!

So, I was walking down the aisle at TJoes and saw this package. I didn't even know they carried Tofurky! Awesome. And it's like $2.50 a package. I usually buy Field Roast at Whole Foods for $5. So, needless to say, I was very curious how this one was going to taste and hoping for the best so I can save money.

I made the sausage with the same 'brat' toppings I normally make. Sauteed onions, saurkraut, ketchup, and mustard.

Verdict? AMAZING! It tasted so good and I can't tell you how excited I am about saving money on one of my favorite meals: Vegan Brats.

On your next Tjoes run, get these with some hot dog buns! It's sooo worth it. :)

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Banana Date Cookies

Verdict:  Yummy!!

So good and so good FOR you! My mom has been experimenting with vegan cooking (so proud of you mom!) and bumped into this yummy flourless, sugarless cookie recipe.
We’re not sure where the recipe originated but we’re so glad we found it cuz it’s out of this world. A VERY guilt-free delicious desert!

Here’s the simple recipe:

Banana Date Cookies
3 bananas mashed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped packed dates
1 cup chopped dried fruit (pineapple)
1 cup raisins (or currants)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup rolled oats

Mash the bananas. Stir vanilla and salt into the bananas.
Add the remaining ingredients except for oats.
Mix together.
Stir in oats.
Spray cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

The coconut makes the cookies a bit crunchy (which is the way i like it) and though you would think from all the highly sweet ingredients it would be overwhelming, it actually turned out just RIGHT! Try these! You’ll family (even non-vegan ones) will love them. (Practically guaranteed.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Really Cool, Really Simple Vegan Diet Plan!

So, most of you that know me know that I'm pretty much always on the prowl for a great diet. Why can't i stop? Ahhhh. :) It's become like a hobby of mine. As an actress, its pretty much a prerequisite.

Since I love REALLY convenient vegan foods and I love a mapped out plan to follow, this is right up my alley and I may just follow it!

If any of you out there are looking to lose some weight (as i always am), then let me know if you wanna follow this plan with me! Eh? Eh??

Check it out. Let me know your thoughts on Amy's Vegan Diet Plan??

Ps: As with any diet plan, its always good to add some type of exercise plan. I'm planning to still incorporate my 5 days a week workout days of walking, yoga, or dancing.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Earth Day should be everyday!!

Free DIY earth bags at Anthropology! So fun and so awesome of them.

I can shop here everyday!!

What's your favorite 'earth friendly' store to shop at??

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Earth Cafe ‘Raw’ Cheesecakes

My Verdict: Yummy!

These EarthCafe cheesecakes are unbelievable.  I can’t even believe they are vegan AND raw cuz they taste so rich and delectable. Its mostly made of just cashews, fruit, coconut, and other yummy stuff.  It was so creamy and smooth and the crust was awesome. It reminded me of a nice pecan pie crust. Perfect for this cheesecake.  I got to try 5 of their flavors (courtesy of the kind & generous Earth Cafe) and here are my favorites in order of preference…

“Strawberry Fields Forever”

It was actually hard to decide between the blueberry and the strawberry.
Both were excellent. This one was a tad bit sweeter. I loved this one!! Sooo good. (not to mention i love that song! heehee)

“Find your Thrill on Blueberry Hill Cheesecake”

Both my hubby and i loved this one. This was actually Luke’s favorite.

“Cali Style Lemon”

The tanginess of the lemon was just right! I thought this was very refreshing. Though some people may think its plain, I like simple tastes like this.

“Rockin’ Rasberry”

I loved how this one had actual chunks of raspberry in the middle! Yum.

“Who’s Your Daddy Carob Mousse Pie

Though Im quite in love with Earth Cafe, I’d say this one was just ‘eh’.
But it could be because I’m not crazy about carob. But, then again…
Luke wasn’t crazy about this one either, so… 

Overall, Having cheesecake this good (and good-for-you) makes me wonder if even the famous Cheesecake factory has some serious competition on their hands! Uh-oh…watch out. :)
You can find these awesome cheesecakes at

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vegan Rocker Girl’s Nacho Cheese

My Verdict: Yummy!

So, you probably can tell by now that I LOVE convenient, yummy foods. And this is absolutely a must if you’re like me. It was incredibly fast to make (about 4 minutes) and it’s an easy way to get your vitamin b-12 in! I had them with trader joe’s multigrain tortilla chips (yum!) and before I knew it, this is what happened…

I love vegan rocker girl’s blog! Not only because my hubby is also from wisconsin, but she really has awesome recipes and style! I highly recommend you check her out. This is the recipe for this amazing vegan nacho recipe:

Sweet-Spot Vegan Nachos
¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
¼ cup flour
1 cup water
2 tblsp. Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. cayenne pepper (I added this…it can be omitted it you’re not into spicy)
½ lime’s worth of juice (I added this too for more of a Mexicali flavor…it can also be omitted)
1 can of RoTel Diced Tomatoes and green chiles, drained or ½ cup of your favorite salsa)
Put nutritional yeast, flour, salt, garlic, and pepper in a saucepan. Add in water and stir constantly over medium heat until mixture becomes thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add vegan butter. Stir until melted. Add tomatoes/salsa and lime juice and return to heat, stirring until tomatoes are warm.

Brought to you by Vegan Rocker Girl at

Thank you Rocker Girl! You ‘Rock’! (no pun intended) :) 

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Vegan Pandamonium’s Recipe: Argentine Milanesa

Verdict: Yummy

Recipe:  from
1 pkg of 4 Gardein chick’n filets
3 TBL water
1/4 cup lemon juice ( plus a lemon for garnish)
1/4 tsp oregano
whole wheat bread crumbs
3 TBL oilve oil
pinch of salt

In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, water and oregano. Take each chicken breast and dredge it in flour, then the lemon juice mixture and then coat it in bread crumbs. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each chick’n breast a couple minutes on either side until golden brown. Place the breast on a paper towel to let the oil drain. Sprinkle the chick’n with a pinch of salt. Serve with your favorite veggies and slices of lemon.

It was great tasting (and easy to make) …however, I highly recommend you douse it with lemon cuz that made the dish! It was crispy on the outside yet tender in the inside! I made fried brown rice and broccoli as sides, which hit the spot.

This is my second recipe I’ve made from VeganPandamonium and I have to say, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite vegan websites. Her recipes are so simple to make and they are so tasty!
VeganPanda Recipe #3…Bring it on! :)

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